The date and time of the first oral proceeding for Class Action Against Nuclear Reactor Builders (CAANRB) (and Lawsuit Against The Nuclear Reactor Suppliers (LATNRS)) has been decided!
It’s Friday, August 28, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. (JST) at Court Room #101 of the Tokyo District Court.
Today (June 3, 2015), Tokyo District Court held the first ongoing consultation and decided the date and time of oral proceedings for CAANRB and LATNRS as follows:
The first oral proceeding: Friday, August 28, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. (JST) at Court Room #101 of the Tokyo District Court
The second oral proceeding: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. (JST) at Court Room #103 of the Tokyo District Court
The third oral proceeding: Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. (JST) at Court Room #103 of the Tokyo District Court
- The submission deadline for the defendants’ answers (defenses):
The three Defendant companies, General Electric Company, TOSHIBA CORPORATION, Hitachi, Ltd., will submit their defendants’ answers by July 10, 2015.
- The details of the first oral proceeding:
At the first oral proceeding, on the part of plaintiffs, (1) a representative of the plaintiffs will make an opinion statement, (2) several attorneys will explain the summary and the importance of this “CAANRB and LATNRS” suit. PowerPoint presentations are allowed in the explanations. The time given to the plaintiffs is 40 minutes for (1) and (2) combined.
Then, on the part of the three defendant companies, the attorneys thereof will give an explanation on the gist of their defendants’ answers. The time allowed is 20 minutes for the three defendants companies combined.
- How to watch the first oral proceeding:
The gallery seats, which are one hundred in all, are to be allocated for the plaintiffs, media, and the general public on that day. Some plaintiffs who cannot get the allotted plaintiffs’ seats will be able to watch the first oral proceeding in the seats for the general public if they draw winning numbers.
Let’s fill the gallery seats with CAANRB member plaintiffs on the day!
Incidentally, the second ongoing consultation will be held after the first oral proceeding on Aug. 28.